Al-Makura, Abdullahi Adamu In A Fight To Finish As Al-Makura Sets Up Committee To Probe Abdullahi Adamu 11 Years After
Nasarawa State Government in a move to frustrate senator. Abdullahi Adamu to reclaim his Senate seat of Nasarawa West under the platform of the All Progressives Congress has set up a 10-man committee to investigate the circumstances that led to the non-completion of the multi-billion Hydro Electricity Power Project.
The N5.4 billion Farin-Ruwa Independent Power Plant project was awarded in May 2004, by former Nasarawa governor Abdullahi Adamu but was as of the moment at 15 percent stage.
The N5.4 billion was reviewed upward by the predecessor, Aliyu Akwe Doma with a completion period of 36 months despite the colossal amount sunk into the non-productive project.
The Secretary to the state Government, Mohammed Abdullahi Hussaini, in a statement in Lafia, said that the committee would be chaired by Mr Ayuba Ayenajeh, the Commissioner of Finance and Economic Planning.
The committee, according to him will also review the Zimbabwean farmers’ project in Panda, Karu Local Government Area of the state.
The SSG said that the committee would also review the concession agreement in respect of all state-owned hotels.
He averred that the affected hotels include the New Keffi Hotel, Nasarawa Investment And Property Development Company Conference Hotel, Lafia, and the Keffi Club.
“The committee is also expected to investigate the role of key government officials in the agreements and ascertain where the state was short-changed as necessary measure would be taken.
“More particularly, the committee must fish out government officials who aided, colluded and abetted the defrauding of Nasarawa State and recommend appropriate sanctions.
“It should also recommend ways to prosecute those involved and recover government funds from such actors,’’ the statement said.